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  1. [+]
    The Epic of a Mood (Review)
    Nigger Heaven, by Carl Van Vechten
    1. Nigger Heaven by Carl Van Vechten
    The Saturday Review, October 2, 1926, p. 153
  2. [+]
    A Shelf of Recent Books (Review)
    The Soul of Harlem
    1. Nigger Heaven by Carl Van Vechten
    The Bookman, December 1926, p. 509
  3. [+]
    The Harlem Scene (Review)
    Nigger Heaven, by Carl Van Vechten
    1. Nigger Heaven by Carl Van Vechten
    The Forum, January 1927, p. 158
  4. [+]
    The Negro in American Fiction (Review)
    Nigger Heaven, by Carl Van Vechten
    1. Nigger Heaven by Carl Van Vechten
    The Communist, July 1927, pp. 327-328
  5. [+]
    Aunt Hagar's Children (3 Reviews)
    Negro Wordaday Songs, by Howard W. Odum and Guy Benton Johnson
    1. Negro Wordaday Songs by Howard W. Odum and Guy Benton Johnson
    2. Folk Beliefs of the Southern Negro by Newbell Niles Puckett
    3. Nigger Heaven by Carl Van Vechten
    The New Republic, September 29, 1926, p. 162
  6. [+]
    Three Novels (3 Reviews)
    Nigger Heaven, by Carl Van Vechten
    1. Nigger Heaven by Carl Van Vechten
    2. Show Boat by Edna Ferber
    3. Two or Three Graces by Aldous Huxley
    The American Mercury, September 1926, p. 127
  7. The Book Table
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    Four New Novels (4 Reviews)
    Nigger Heaven, by Carl Van Vechten
    1. Nigger Heaven by Carl Van Vechten
    2. The Time of Man by Elizabeth Madox Roberts
    3. Hot Saturday by Harvey Fergusson
    4. Martha and Mary by J. Anker Larsen
    The Outlook, September 8, 1926, p. 57
  8. [+]
    A Shelf of Recent Books (5 Reviews)
    Love In Many Guises
    1. The Golden Dancer by Cyril Hume
    2. The Exquisite Perdita by E. Barrington
    3. Tampico by Joseph Hergesheimer
    4. Nigger Heaven by Carl Van Vechten
    5. Far End by May Sinclair
    The Bookman, October 1926, pp. 226-227
  9. [+]
    Short Cuts (10 Reviews)
    Religion and the Rise of Capitalism, by R.H. Tawney
    1. Religion and the Rise of Capitalism by R.H. Tawney
    2. Show Boat by Edna Ferber
    3. Nigger Heaven by Carl Van Vechten
    4. A Mirror to France by Ford Madox Ford
    5. Four Years Beneath the Crescent by Rafael de Nogales
    6. Folk Beliefs of the Southern Negro by Newbell Niles Puckett
    7. The Prelude by William Wordsworth and Ernest de Selincourt
    8. The Psalms by J.M. Powis Smith
    9. The Spell of the Turf by Samuel C. Hildreth and James R. Crowell
    10. Through Many Windows by Helen Rosen Woodward
    The Century Magazine, October 1926, pp. 768-780
  10. [+]
    The Bookman's Guide to Fiction (46 Reviews)
    Revelry, by Samuel Hopkins Adams
    1. Revelry by Samuel Hopkins Adams
    2. The Emerald of Catherine the Great by Hilaire Belloc
    3. Goodbye, Stranger by Stella Benson
    4. Ninth Avenue by Maxwell Bodenheim
    5. Early Autumn by Louis Bromfield
    6. Mitya's Love by Ivan Bunin
    7. Her Son's Wife by Dorothy Canfield
    8. My Mortal Enemy by Willa Cather
    9. Hardy Rye by Daniel Chase
    10. Sorrell and Son by Warwick Deeping
    11. The Kays by Margaret Deland
    12. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
    13. Introduction to Sally by Elizabeth von Arnim
    14. Galahad by John Erskine
    15. The Private Life of Helen of Troy by John Erskine
    16. Show Boat by Edna Ferber
    17. Ways of Escape by Noel Forrest
    18. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy
    19. Labels by A. Hamilton Gibbs
    20. The Young Anarchy by Philip Gibbs
    21. The Romantic Comedians by Ellen Glasgow
    22. Broken Necks by Ben Hecht
    23. Sea Whispers by W.W. Jacobs
    24. The Understanding Heart by Peter B. Kyne
    25. The Big Mogul by Joseph C. Lincoln
    26. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos
    27. Light Fingers by Frank Lord
    28. Some Found Adventure by Robert E. McClure
    29. Hildegarde by Kathleen Norris
    30. The Best British Short Stories of 1926 by Edward J. O'Brien
    31. The Dark Dawn by Martha Ostenso
    32. The Penfold Adventure by Ralph Delahaye Paine
    33. Tomorrow Morning by Anne Parrish
    34. Bounty of Earth by Donald Culross Peattie and Louise Redfield Peattie, ...
    35. High Silver by Anthony Richardson
    36. Cherry Square by Grace S. Richmond
    37. Tish Plays the Game by Mary Roberts Rinehart
    38. Bellarion the Fortunate by Rafael Sabatini
    39. Young Folk, Old Folk by Constance Travers Sweatman
    40. Nigger Heaven by Carl Van Vechten
    41. Harmer John by Hugh Walpole
    42. Wedlock by Jakob Wassermann
    43. The Man Who Cannot Die by Thames Williamson
    44. The Lesser Breed by Mary Wiltshire
    45. Beau Geste by Percival Christopher Wren
    46. Beau Sabreur by Percival Christopher Wren
    The Bookman, February 1927, pp. 735-736
  11. [+]
    The Bookman's Guide to Fiction (70 Reviews)
    Trumps,
    1. Trumps
    2. Revelry by Samuel Hopkins Adams
    3. The Green Dolphin by Sara Ware Bassett
    4. Dreams and Delights by L. Adams Beck
    5. Saint Michael's Gold by H. Bedford-Jones
    6. Bison of Clay by Max Begouen
    7. The Prince's Love Affair by A.H. Bennett
    8. Early Autumn by Louis Bromfield
    9. The Magic Flute by Sara Cone Bryant
    10. The Dancing Floor by John Buchan
    11. West of the Moon by Anna Robeson Burr
    12. Her Son's Wife by Dorothy Canfield
    13. The Wolf, the Cat and the Nightingale by Stanley Hart Cauffman
    14. No Ugly Ducklings by George Agnew Chamberlain
    15. In Days That Are Dead by Hugh Charles Clifford
    16. The Black Hunter by James Oliver Curwood
    17. Palimpsest by H.D.
    18. Sorrell and Son by Warwick Deeping
    19. The Kays by Margaret Deland
    20. The Chariot of Fire by Bernard DeVoto
    21. The Sardonic Smile by Ludwig Diehl
    22. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
    23. The Thibaults by Roger Martin Du Gard
    24. Introduction to Sally by Elizabeth von Arnim
    25. Galahad by John Erskine
    26. The Private Life of Helen of Troy by John Erskine
    27. After Noon by Susan Ertz
    28. Show Boat by Edna Ferber
    29. Power by Lion Feuchtwanger
    30. The Cubical City by Janet Flanner
    31. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford
    32. Ways of Escape by Noel Forrest
    33. Martin Hanner by Kathleen Freeman
    34. Preface to a Life by Zona Gale
    35. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy
    36. Labels by A. Hamilton Gibbs
    37. The Romantic Comedians by Ellen Glasgow
    38. The Two Virginities by Herbert S. Gorman
    39. The Widow of Ephesus by Mary Granger
    40. Confession by Cosmo Hamilton
    41. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
    42. Tampico by Joseph Hergesheimer
    43. Coming Through the Rye by Grace Livingston Hill
    44. Joanna Godden Married, and Other Stories by Sheila Kaye-Smith
    45. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling
    46. The Understanding Heart by Peter B. Kyne
    47. The Big Mogul by Joseph C. Lincoln
    48. Perella by William J. Locke
    49. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos
    50. Blencarrow by Isabel Mackay
    51. Orange Street by S.P.B. Mais
    52. Gabrielle by William Babington Maxwell
    53. Some Found Adventure by Robert E. McClure
    54. The Fiddler in Barly by Robert Nathan
    55. The Hard-Boiled Virgin by Frances Newman
    56. Hildegarde by Kathleen Norris
    57. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim
    58. The Dark Dawn by Martha Ostenso
    59. Bellarion the Fortunate by Rafael Sabatini
    60. The Last Day by Beatrice Kean Seymour
    61. The Coast of Enchantment by Burton E. Stevenson
    62. Our Wiser Sons by Ralph Straus
    63. Tides by Ada Hilt Street and Julian Street
    64. The Dead Ride Hard by Louis Joseph Vance
    65. Nigger Heaven by Carl Van Vechten
    66. Harmer John by Hugh Walpole
    67. The World of William Clissold by H.G. Wells
    68. Beau Geste by Percival Christopher Wren
    69. Beau Sabreur by Percival Christopher Wren
    70. The Orphan Angel by Elinor Wylie
    The Bookman, January 1927, pp. 622-624
  12. [+]
    The Bookman's Guide to Fiction (76 Reviews)
    The Crooked Lip, by Herbert Adams
    1. The Crooked Lip by Herbert Adams
    2. The Ninth Thermidor by Mark A. Aldanov
    3. The Cutters by Bess Streeter Aldrich
    4. The Blue Window by Temple Bailey
    5. The Lord of Labraz by Pio Baroja
    6. The Exquisite Perdita by E. Barrington
    7. Padlocked by Rex Beach
    8. Susan Shane by Roger Burlingame
    9. Hangman's House by Donn Byrne
    10. The Silver Stallion by James B. Cabell
    11. Her Son's Wife by Dorothy Canfield
    12. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
    13. Listen, Moon! by Leonard Cline
    14. The Black Hunter by James Oliver Curwood
    15. Sorrell and Son by Warwick Deeping
    16. An Old Man's Folly by Floyd Dell
    17. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
    18. The Charwoman's Shadow by Lord Dunsany
    19. The Testament of Dominic Burleigh by Godfrey Elton
    20. Red Earth by Jane England
    21. The Private Life of Helen of Troy by John Erskine
    22. After Noon by Susan Ertz
    23. The High Adventure by Jeffery Farnol
    24. Hot Saturday by Harvey Fergusson
    25. O Genteel Lady! by Esther Forbes
    26. Ways of Escape by Noel Forrest
    27. Masterson by Gilbert Frankau
    28. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy
    29. Labels by A. Hamilton Gibbs
    30. The Romantic Comedians by Ellen Glasgow
    31. Code of Men by Homer King Gordon
    32. The Desert Thoroughbred by Jackson Gregory
    33. The Beckoning Glory by May Emery Hall
    34. Tampico by Joseph Hergesheimer
    35. The Unearthly by Robert S. Hichens
    36. The Golden Dancer by Cyril Hume
    37. Mannequin by Fannie Hurst
    38. The Great Valley by Mary Johnston
    39. The Understanding Heart by Peter B. Kyne
    40. Martha and Mary by J. Anker Larsen
    41. Mantrap by Sinclair Lewis
    42. The Leper Ship by Isadore Lhevinne
    43. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos
    44. Fairy Gold by Compton Mackenzie
    45. The Loom of the Fool by Austin Macleod
    46. The Stooping Venus by Bruce Marshall
    47. Fraternity Row by Lynn Montross and Lois Montross
    48. The Glory of Egypt by Louis Moresby
    49. Pagan Mother by Arthur Mortimer
    50. Pig Iron by Charles G. Norris
    51. The Black Flemings by Kathleen Norris
    52. Prodigals of Monte Carlo by E. Phillips Oppenheim
    53. The Celestial City by Baroness Orczy
    54. Wild Geese by Martha Ostenso
    55. The Perennial Bachelor by Anne Parrish
    56. To-Morrow's Tangle by Margaret Pedler
    57. From Nine to Nine by Leo Perutz
    58. Circe's Island, and The Girl and the Faun by Eden Phillpotts
    59. The Valley of the Kings by Marmaduke W. Pickthall
    60. Caleb Peaslee by Frank K. Rich
    61. The Time of Man by Elizabeth Madox Roberts
    62. The Black Glove by J.G. Sarasin
    63. The Sun Woman by James Willard Schultz
    64. The Laughing Heart by Beatrice Sheepshanks
    65. Far End by May Sinclair
    66. Brawnyman by James Stevens
    67. Teeftallow by T.S. Stribling
    68. The Hounds of Spring by Sylvia Thompson
    69. The Club of Masks by Allen Upward
    70. Nigger Heaven by Carl Van Vechten
    71. The Big House by Mildred Wasson
    72. Devices and Desires by Vera Wheatley
    73. Beau Geste by Percival Christopher Wren
    74. Beau Sabreur by Percival Christopher Wren
    75. The Mad Busman, and Other Stories by I.A.R. Wylie
    76. But in Our Lives by Francis Younghusband
    The Bookman, October 1926, pp. 219-221
  13. [+]
    The Bookman's Guide to Fiction (96 Reviews)
    A Wild Goose of Limerick, by Achmed Abdullah
    1. A Wild Goose of Limerick by Achmed Abdullah
    2. The Woman Who Did by Grant Allen
    3. Desert: A Legend by Martin D. Armstrong
    4. The Blue Window by Temple Bailey
    5. Three Women by Faith Baldwin
    6. The Exquisite Perdita by E. Barrington
    7. The Two Sisters by H.E. Bates
    8. Padlocked by Rex Beach
    9. Mezzanine by E.F. Benson
    10. Singing Winds by Konrad Bercovici
    11. Highroads of Peril by Alfred H. Bill
    12. Return to Bondage by Barbara Blackburn
    13. Ann Lee's, and Other Stories by Elizabeth Bowen
    14. The Sun in Splendour by Thomas Burke
    15. The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs
    16. Her Son's Wife by Dorothy Canfield
    17. My Mortal Enemy by Willa Cather
    18. Sweepings by Lester Cohen
    19. The Black Hunter by James Oliver Curwood
    20. Ghost House by Foxhall Daingerfield
    21. Sorrell and Son by Warwick Deeping
    22. A Brittle Heaven by Babette Deutsch
    23. The Proper Place by O. Douglas
    24. Galahad by John Erskine
    25. The Private Life of Helen of Troy by John Erskine
    26. After Noon by Susan Ertz
    27. Show Boat by Edna Ferber
    28. Mad Rapture by Elizabeth Irons Folsom
    29. Antennae by Hulbert Footner
    30. O Genteel Lady! by Esther Forbes
    31. Ways of Escape by Noel Forrest
    32. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy
    33. The Other Door by A Gentleman With A Duster
    34. Labels by A. Hamilton Gibbs
    35. The Elder Brother by Anthony Gibbs
    36. The Flame of Courage by George Gibbs
    37. The Romantic Comedians by Ellen Glasgow
    38. Backyard by Gloria Goddard
    39. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
    40. The Cromer Street Chronicles by Norman Proctor Greig
    41. Marcabrun by Ramon Guthrie
    42. Half a Sovereign by Ian Hay
    43. Angel by DuBose Heyward
    44. False Face by Sydney Horler
    45. Mannequin by Fannie Hurst
    46. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling
    47. The Understanding Heart by Peter B. Kyne
    48. White Falcon by Harold Lamb
    49. The Big Mogul by Joseph C. Lincoln
    50. Perella by William J. Locke
    51. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos
    52. The Black Angels by Maud Hart Lovelace
    53. The Quiet Lady by Agnes Mure Mackenzie
    54. The Allbrights by Archibald Marshall
    55. Mrs. Socrates by Fritz Mauthner
    56. The Price of Wisdom by Marjorie Barkley McClure
    57. Kindling and Ashes by George Barr McCutcheon
    58. Saviours of Society by Stephen McKenna
    59. The Colfax Book-Plate by Agnes Miller
    60. It Happened in Peking by Louise Jordan Miln
    61. Janet Thurso by Alexander Moray
    62. Indian Tales and Others by John G. Neihardt
    63. Hildegarde by Kathleen Norris
    64. The Spite of Heaven by Oliver Onions
    65. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim
    66. Black Jack Davy by John M. Oskison
    67. Wild Geese by Martha Ostenso
    68. Stepchild of the Moon by Fulton Oursler
    69. A Daughter of Pan by Cornelia Stratton Parker
    70. Smith Everlasting by Dillwyn Parrish
    71. To-Morrow's Tangle by Margaret Pedler
    72. With Eastern Eyes by Ernest Poole
    73. Tish Plays the Game by Mary Roberts Rinehart
    74. Little Mrs. Manington by Cecil Roberts
    75. Devil-May-Care by Arthur Somers Roche
    76. The Pearl Thief by Berta Ruck
    77. Bellarion the Fortunate by Rafael Sabatini
    78. None But the Brave by Arthur Schnitzler
    79. Sabbatical Year by George Shively
    80. Before the Bombardment by Osbert Sitwell
    81. Snow and Steel by Girolamo Sommi-Picenardi
    82. The Bright Face of Danger by Clifford M. Sublette
    83. Iowa Interiors by Ruth Suckow
    84. Summer Storm by Frank Swinnerton
    85. The Hounds of Spring by Sylvia Thompson
    86. Page Mr. Tutt by Arthur Train
    87. The Ninth Wave by Carl Van Doren
    88. Nigger Heaven by Carl Van Vechten
    89. Here Are Lovers by Hilda Vaughan
    90. Tropic Death by Eric Walrond
    91. The Red-Haired Girl by Carolyn Wells
    92. Beau Geste by Percival Christopher Wren
    93. Beau Sabreur by Percival Christopher Wren
    94. The Orphan Angel by Elinor Wylie
    95. Custody Children by Everett Young
    96. Heaven Trees by Stark Young
    The Bookman, December 1926, pp. 494-497